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When does Control return to Apex Legends?

Control has quickly become one of Apex Legends’ most popular modes, but when is it coming back, and could it be made permanent?

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When Respawn Entertainment added the Control LTM in Season 12 of Apex Legends, few could have predicted how popular it would become. As the mode is limited, many players wonder when it is available.

Apex Legends Season 13 has featured major new content for the battle royale, from updates to Storm Point to big buffs for Lifeline. Despite all that, the return of Control has been on every player’s lips.

The 9v9 mode sees teams fight to capture three control points found on the map, with respawns enabled, unlike normal battle royale.

Since this is a Limited-Time Mode, it’s no surprise that it comes and goes. With that being said, let’s get into the details of when the mode is returning and whether it will become permanent.

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When is Control coming back to Apex Legends?

Control has officially returned to Apex Legends as part of the Awakening Collection Event on June 21, 2022.

As the Awakening Collection Event is set to be removed on July 5, this is also when Control will once again be removed from the game.

The LTM has been updated and given a new map for fans to enjoy, Lava Siphon from World’s Edge. Check out the full patch notes for the LTM in our guide to the Control changes in Season 13.

Although it may be disappointing to hear that it will be removed again, it has returned, many times now and will likely be back in the future, perhaps even in Season 14.

Why was Control removed from Apex Legends?

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Control is a limited-time mode, which means that the mode is only available for a certain amount of time before it is removed from the game.

Control is available for two weeks during the Awakening Collection Event, and it has come and gone a few times now since its introduction in Season 12. This definitely implies that it has the potential to return once again, so don’t get too down about it being removed.

Will Control become a permanent Apex Legends mode?

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Unfortunately, we just don’t know the answer to that, but at the moment, it seems unlikely. Respawn devs have constantly stated that it’s a Limited-Time Mode, and dropped no hints about it sticking around forever.

Still, if there is a big enough audience and fans continue to support the mode, there’s always a chance the devs could make it a permanent fixture of the game, especially as they seem pretty adamant about improving the mode with updates and bug fixes like in the 13.1 update.


That’s everything we know about the return of Control, at least for the time being. We’ll be sure to keep this article updated with any information we get from Respawn.

For more, check out the rare animations for the Apex Legends Valkyrie Heirloom in Season 13.

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